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Photo#220523
praying mantis - Mantis religiosa - female

praying mantis - Mantis religiosa - Female
Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 1, 2008

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praying mantis - Mantis religiosa - female praying mantis - Mantis religiosa - female

Male/female, adult/immature
When somebody tells you the sex of your bug it is a good idea to add that info to your entry. I did it for you this time. And of course it is an adult, I added that too.
How did you get such a crisp photo?
And welcome to Bugguide.

 
Thanks for the info on editin
Thanks for the info on editing the info. I use a high quality 100mm macro lens with flash and typically a tripod to get good detail.

Definitely a female
and she looks ready to pop! Otherwise, I'm unsure of her identity.

 
European mantis.
Definitely Mantis religiosa.